After head coach Pete Carroll revealed that Graham sustained a torn patellar tendon in his right knee this weekend, it was inevitable that the tight end would land on injured reserve, which officially ends his first campaign with the
Jimmy Graham (knee) will need surgery to repair his patellar tendon, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Graham will be out for the rest of the season. The tight end presumably tore his patellar tendon, which means he's no lock to be ready for training camp next year. Luke Willson will take over as the Seahawks' top tight end, with Cooper Helfet serving as the No. 2. The Seattle wide receivers may also see a few more targets due to Graham's absence.
The injury appeared serious, with Graham staying down on the field for a few minutes and then leaving with an air cast over his right leg. Owners will want to wait for further updates before taking action, but there is some chance Graham won't play again this season, in which case Luke Willson would take over as Seattle's top tight end.
Jimmy Graham was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Steelers due to a right leg injury, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
Graham went down awkwardly in the right corner of the end zone, and the Seattle Seahawks ' training and medical staffs examined his right knee before encasing the region in an air cast, according to Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle. Considering the potentially serious nature of the injury, we may have seen the last of Graham this season, but the team will do their due diligence in determining the true extent. In his place, the Seahawks will turn to Luke Willson and Cooper Helfet at tight end.
Graham, who was targeted only three times, has failed to top 41 yards in six games this season and has reached 75 yards only three times. The Seahawks weren't expected to target him as much as the Saints did, but they don't use him anything like he experienced in New Orleans. Entering the game, he had lined up tight 60.1 percent of plays compared to 37.1 percent with the Saints and 25.7 percent in the slot after 42 percent in New Orleans. Worse, he's been targeted in the red zone a mere eight times this season, just three times inside the 10 (none since Week 3).
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